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Cancelled – Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve BioBlitz
June 27 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
NOTE: This event has been cancelled. We hope to keep our August 22 BioBlitz event scheduled as planned, but we will update that event as deemed necessary. You can also download the iNaturalist app to record observations you make independently. Be sure to connect to the project “Cape Perpetua BioBlitz Series” and any observations you make within that footprint will record to our project. See below for more details…
A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area on a single day with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time – it is a snapshot of biodiversity. Come explore Oregon’s coastal waters while helping local scientists survey the species of the region!
We plan to have a brief introduction on Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and answer any iNaturalist questions at the beginning of the event.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Get started on iNaturalist now: https://www.inaturalist.org/
This is a useful tool (for smartphones) which enables any observer of the natural world, of any skill level, to contribute information to a vast national database. This is the method by which participants will contribute to the Bioblitz.
1 – Download iNaturalist app
2 – Connect to Project: The Cape Perpetua BioBlitz Series
3 – Click “observe” to capture your first observation
4 – Label/identify the species if known
5 – If unknown, someone else can come in and identify for you
6 – Join us on July 6, 9:30am at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
Note: You DO NOT need to have wifi while you are taking observations, your observations will automatically upload once you get connected again.